When looking at the countries that are in the forefront of fifth-generation network deployment, the US, Japan and South Korea are all moving forward and are getting networks built. The issue is that the applications that would harness the full potential of the technology would take some time to develop and of course it would emerge later.
These were comments from an article in the Nikkei Asia Review, by Akane Okutsu. When covering all the sources it seems that 5G smartphone in April in South Kora where 85 cities are already using 5G services. The US has also rolled out 5G services, and Japan is working toward a pre-commercial launch this fall. Many believe that 5G is going to be a game changer as it will enable the transmission of large volumes of data with little time delay. Possible applications of 5G include remote diagnosis and in factory manufacturing processes. NTT has said that there are still challenges in building infrastructure, and it would be years before 5G is laid out across Japan.
A senior member of the management team at Nokia claims that the US is on point when because it is concerned bout security and trust. According to some experts, the South Korean build out, which is advanced and ahead of other countries, is attracted to 5G because of the amount of data it offers. More on 5G in the coming week.